OPEN A BANK ACCOUNT IN CANADA BEFORE YOUR DEPARTURE
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Audrey
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Hello,
I am leaving in a week on holiday and I would like to take advantage of this offer. Do I have to open an account before leaving to be able to benefit from it, or does it also work if we open it when we arrive in Montreal?
Thank you !

remy
14 24
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Well done for your PVT Canada and thank you for your interest in Desjardins.

You can easily pre-open your account by going to http://www.desjardins.com/OpenOccount and by completing the online questionnaire.
Once there, you can finalize the account and take advantage of the offer, specifying that you have a PVT.
For more information you can write to [email protected]

cordially

Remy PARIS

Audrey
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Hello,

I am going to Canada on a WHP with my boyfriend. We would like to open a joint account in Desjardins bank. Is it possible and if so, can we do it online?
Thank you for your reply.

remy
14 24
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Hello,

Thank you for your interest in Desjardins and congratulations on your WHP Canada.

We can absolutely make you benefit from a joint account.
I invite you to complete the online account opening questionnaire at http://www.desjardins.com/OpenOccount in the name of one of the 2 people and then specify your joint account request in the “9 other information” field.

cordially

Rémy PARIS
Individual Market Director
Desjardins Europe representative office

Robin
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Hello,
From what I see it is only possible to have this offer for people going to Montreal.

Which is a shame because I am going to Toronto.

Is it possible to benefit from it?

Cordially.

remy
14 24
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Hello,

Thank you for your interest in Desjardins and congratulations on your WHP Canada.

We can absolutely make you benefit from the free offer of your bank account for 12 months in Toronto as well as in all cities of Quebec.
I invite you to contact Desjardins Toronto directly
http://www.desjardins.com/toronto
Adil Chhaibi ([email protected])
Antoine Sarhan ([email protected])

cordially

Rémy PARIS
Individual Market Director
Desjardins Europe

acadie2
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Hello, I just got out of the Quebec cash register where I validated the opening of my account made on the internet. I saw that the “new arrivals” offer, free of charge for 6 months, transportation card in Montreal … etc, had been renewed.
However, my advisor looked and told me that I was not entitled to this free service.
Do you have to have a job to have the right to all this?
Thank you for your reply

remy
14 24
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Hello,

Thank you for your interest in Desjardins.
As PVTistes, you are eligible for the welcome offer for new Desjardins immigrants which includes:
– Savings account with operations including free unlimited transactions for 1 year
– Small safety deposit box free for 1 year
– Improved rate for non-redeemable term savings
– Recognition of years of driving experience
You will find the detailed content on http://www.desjardins.com/Welcome

I will contact you privately to follow up directly with the Caisse de Quebec.

cordially

Rémy PARIS
Individual Market Director
Desjardins Europe

ehoyia
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hello i am a little in the same case as you, it would be good to rectify if necessary, the fact of clearly knowing whether or not the unlimited weekend travel card is really possible, because the advisers that I had on the phone in Montreal have told me that they don’t see what I’m talking about and especially when we click on the link on this page going to the newcomer Desjardins offer there is nothing indicated about this famous Weekend transport card, what about it?
if this advantage turns out to be non-applicable then as another pvtiste comments, your offer and means of finding a Desjardins ATM in all Canada is not attractive compared to your competitors (National Bank of Canada for example).
Fortunately you are to my knowledge one of the only bank with an ethical branch (solidarity fund) which apparently does not bribe at all will therefore I would finally go to you for this “simple” detail 🙂

Julie
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Ehoyia, the offer has been modified (see Good Deals page above), now there is no longer a weekend transport card offered but the free service which was previously 3 months has been reduced to 12 months for people with disabilities. .

Sindy
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Okay, but I realized that I made a mistake when I filled out the request. For the “expiration date” part I put the validity date written on my letter of introduction, while I stay at least 2 years. Is it possible to change this once arrived on site?

remy
14 24
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You will have to specify these elements directly to our team dedicated to newcomers:
– by dialing 001-514 875-4266, option 1
– by writing to [email protected]

Sindy
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Hello,
I made a request to Desjardins to open an account from France, and I received an email which tells me the documents to send to you. But for the part “The address or the district in which you are going to settle, work or study”, I block a bit because I don’t have any accommodation yet, I just know that I’m going to Montreal. So what should I wear?
Thank you in advance for your answer.

remy
14 24
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Hello,

Thank you for your interest and your trust in Desjardins.
For the field “2- Current residence address”: you can indicate your address in France
For “the address or the district in which you are going to settle” you can give the name of a district or part of the city (ex Center Ville)
We will then open the account in a Cashier then we will be able to make the change once you have advanced in your installation for a cashier closer to your place of residence or work.
If you have other Canadian banking questions, we invite you to contact our dedicated team for newcomers directly:
– by dialing 001-514 875-4266, option 1
– by writing to [email protected]

cordially

Rémy PARIS
Individual Market Director

Lauriane
2 11
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Hello,

I made the step to open my account on line, and in the return of mail of the bank Desjardins one asks me this to finalize the opening of the account: “For the statutes temporary workers and the permits vacation working: the permit of work, the permit acceptance letter or the complete LMIA including Annex A and B ”
My question is: is it the introductory letter that should be sent to them? and is this letter not “confidential” and reserved for immigration?

remy
14 24
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Hello,

Thank you for your interest and your trust in Desjardins.

For section 5.2 Other ID (> Any official document issued by the Government of Canada or by the Government of Quebec as part of your immigration application) Complete the section with information related to your VISA:
– For the type: enter “Work visa”
– For the number: enter the number starting with U, in the box on the second page of the acceptance letter.
– For the place of issue: enter “France”
– For the expiration date: enter the expected end date of your WHP (arrival date + 2 years)

We are a recognized financial institution and respectful of the confidentiality of personal data shared with us.
https://www.desjardins.com/confidentialite/
You can therefore communicate the information to us without fear.

If you have any other questions, we invite you to contact our dedicated team for newcomers directly:
– by dialing 001-514 875-4266, option 1
– by writing to [email protected]

cordially

Rémy PARIS
Individual Market Director

Wanchel
5 4
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Good morning all. ?
I arrived in Montreal on Monday, I would like to know if I can benefit from the offer despite still going to one of the branches?
Thank you in advance.

Sindy
11 57
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Hello,
I would have liked to know if we can benefit from a credit card? Because I heard that we don’t have access to it.
Thank you in advance for your answer.

remy
14 24
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Hello,

Thank you for your comment.

You can absolutely benefit from a credit card at Desjardins without any specific conditions.

As you know, a credit card is not mandatory in Canada but highly recommended for:
• To be able to benefit from the VISA or MASTERCARD functions and therefore be able to buy online.
• Being able to quickly build up a Canadian credit history, a precious sesame that opens many doors.
Here is the link to see all the cards offered by Desjardins (with or without fees, VISA or MASTERCARD, …)
https://www.desjardins.com/particuliers/prets-marges-cartes-credit/cartes-credit/

If you have any other questions, we invite you to contact our dedicated team for newcomers directly:
– by dialing 001-514 875-4266, option 1
– by writing to [email protected]

cordially

Rémy PARIS

Ludovic
4 15
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Hello,
    I have just seen the Desjardins offer with its free year …. on the other hand, I do not understand its interest in other offers from competitors …. for example the newcomer offer from the bnc with 3 years free fees …. ??? interesting offer if you do not need a safety deposit box and the gadget of the transport we package offered …. an opinion?
      Another thing, what is the link between a bank and the recognition of driving experience? (interesting only if we take auto insurance with you I guess ??)

   thank you!

remy
14 24
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Hello,

Thank you for your interest in Desjardins and congratulations on your WHP Canada!

As you know, Desjardins offers you much more than a year of unlimited plan for 12 months:
? quick and free simple care before departure
? Savings account with transactions including free unlimited transactions for 1 year
? Small safety deposit box free for 1 year
? Enhanced rate for non-redeemable term savings
? Recognition of years of driving experience that will allow you to have a discount on your auto insurance.
? The ticket corresponds to a “Weekend unlimited”, from Friday at 4:00 p.m. to Monday at 5:00 a.m., from the Société de transport de Montréal, worth $ 13.75.

And after 12 months? Your free checking account continues at Desjardins!
? Once your first 12 months in Canada are over, note that you can continue to benefit from the free of your current account by maintaining a minimum balance on your account:
? Example:
o By maintaining a balance of 1000 CAD on your current account, you can benefit from the free “economic” package
? Find all the packages available at Desjardins from CAD 3.45 per month and the balances necessary to keep them free.
? https://www.desjardins.com/particuliers/comptes-services-relies/forfaits/

For your information, the National Bank offer includes many conditions to keep the package free after the 1st year. I invite you to check it out on their website.

If you have any other banking questions, we invite you to contact our dedicated team for newcomers directly:
? by dialing 001-514 875-4266, option 1
? by writing to [email protected]

cordially

Rémy PARIS
Individual Market Director
Desjardins Europe representative office